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E Safety Messages from Google

Posted on Sunday 3 November 2019 by Webmaster

  

KS2 pupils enjoying but also learning some very important messages about E-Safety from the team at Google. The world of the internet is ever changing and it is so important to keep our children safe while they learn. 
A great session!


Caring2Learn Award Success

Posted on Saturday 28 September 2019 by Webmaster

             
Some great news to celebrate! St Paul's has achieved the Silver Award for Lincolnshire County Council's Caring 2 Learn Awards for our commitment and practice for improving the education and life chances for our vulnerable learners.
Although there is a focus on our vulnerable pupils, the whole school community benefit from the high level of care and support we provide every child and the wonderful caring ethos of the school. We were so proud to receive the award on behalf of the school- however the award recognises the work of the whole team! Without the commitment and passion of everyone involved, it wouldn't be possible. All staff within St Paul's champion every child! Thank you team and well done!!



Y6 Pupil Leadership Decided

Posted on Monday 23 September 2019 by Webmaster

Congratulations to our new Head Boy and Head Girl and their deputies, who were announced today! 

Head Girl= Ruby Mycock
Deputy Head Girl= Sapphire Joseph
Head Boy= Freddie England
Deputy Head Boy= Jacob Elderkin


Thank you to all of you in Y6 for your applications for the roles. There are lots of other responsibilities/ leadership roles to be held within school - the red jumpers will be coming out soon! 


A New School Year is Upon Us

Posted on Tuesday 3 September 2019 by Webmaster


It's really good to see you all. 
From all the Staff and Governors of St Paul's!

Here's to a successful and positive year! 


Ofsted Inspection

Posted on Monday 24 June 2019 by Webmaster

Section 5 Ofsted Inspection Tuesday 26th June and Wednesday 27th June


Ofsted Guide for Parents

Posted on Monday 24 June 2019 by Webmaster

The Ofsted Guide for Parents leaflet referred to in the letter your child has brought home this evening can be accessed by clicking here.


Ofsted Parent View

Posted on Monday 24 June 2019 by Webmaster

Please remember to log on to Ofsted's Parent View (There is a link via School Information: OFSTED Information), to let Inspectors know your views about our school, and what we are doing for your children.
Thank you!


Ofsted Inspection

Posted on Monday 24 June 2019 by Webmaster

I am pleased to say that we have received notification of a scheduled visit by Inspectors from Ofsted, which will take place tomorrow, Tuesday 26th June, and Wednesday 27th June.  This is an opportunity for us to show how far we have come since our last Inspection, and to showcase some of the achievements of our pupils over the course of the year.


Pyjamarama at St Pauls

Posted on Thursday 13 June 2019 by Webmaster

Celebrating Books!
    
St Pauls took part in Pyjamarama Day, in association with the Book Trust.
We all believe that every child should regularly experience the warmth, joy and comfort from bedtime reading. Reading together brings great benefits to their life chances too!
The Book Trust raise funds to ensure that they can reach as many children as possible and everyone can find the enjoyment of reading and the power of the written word! 
We also combined this with a Book in a Box competition and we were blown away by the effort that our pupils and their families put into their entries! Great work! 
Thank you to everyone who took part and made the day as great as it was! 


Celebrating the Kitchen Pod and all that it brings

Posted on Wednesday 8 May 2019 by Webmaster



We have been celebrating, alongside PKL, the success of our Kitchen Pod and what that also means for our pupils' health and food choices, as well as food education at St Pauls. 
Please use the link below to see the great benefits we have found through the arrival of the pod and what has followed! 
I wish to say a huge thank you, on behalf of the staff and pupils, to LCC and PKL for making this project a reality and for bringing it to our school. 


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nLqSkWFHgi4&feature=youtu.be


School Closures in May 2019

Posted on Sunday 28 April 2019 by Webmaster

IMPORTANT NEWS
Thursday 2nd May and 23rd May 2019



Unfortunately, the school is now closed to our pupils for two Polling Days this coming May. 

This is unavoidable and we hope it doesn't cause too much disruption for our families.


Enabled NOT Disabled

Posted on Wednesday 27 February 2019 by Webmaster

Athlete in Schools visit from Ryan Raghoo

    

Ryan is a long Jumper with Cerebral Palsy who broke the British record at the Queensland Open Championships.

Ryan delivered a motivational assembly for the children where he told us his story. He was born under difficult conditions which left him with permanent brain damage and a condition called cerebral palsy. He spent most of his early years in hospital, in a buggy or a wheelchair. Doctors and medical specialists were certain he would never walk. 

 

Growing up, Ryan hated sport as he used a wheelchair up until the age of eight. At secondary school Ryan was banned from participating in sport after it was deemed too dangerous for him and he was forced to watch his friends from the side-lines. 

When Ryan began studying at our local Brunel University, he persuaded a coach to train him so he could reach his dreams of going to the Olympics. In his first race, he broke the British World Record for the 60m. Ryan went onto achieving a British record for the long jump and is now aiming to win a medal at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics. 

During his visit, Ryan delivered P.E sessions to the children and taught them the message that people are not Disabled but can make themselves Enabled with positive thought and perseverance. 





Our Creative and Industrious Nursery

Posted on Wednesday 13 February 2019 by Webmaster



Winners of the Christmas School Choir Competition 2018

Posted on Saturday 1 December 2018 by Webmaster

        
Our Choir Shine Once Again! 
Mrs Clarke and St Paul's Choir returned to school beaming with pride on Friday, after being named the winners of the annual School Choir Competition, organised by Tulip Radio. They competed against eleven other schools and sang their beautiful version of "Real Love". 
Their prizes consisted of £500 for the school, a bucket of sweets, a voucher to take the whole school ten pin bowling, a day at Adventureland for the choir members (courtesy of Springfields), a cordless Boombox/ music station to name a few. We feel very lucky and incredibly proud of all of the children and everyone who supported their rehearsals and the event itself. 
None of this would have been possible without the talents of Mrs Clarke - our choir leader! You always get the very best out of the children and allow them to shine! Thank you!


Y6 Seeing Democracy in Action

Posted on Sunday 4 November 2018 by Webmaster

Y6 Visit to the Palace of Westminster

    
    
Y6 had an amazing day, not only seeing the sights of London but also learning a great deal about democracy through their visit to Westminster Palace. They were able to view debates in both the House of Lords and the House of Commons and also saw voting in action. The day was filled with new facts and also important history , such as the Suffragettes Movement and the fight for the right for women to vote. What a memorable day! 


A Very Busy Day

Posted on Friday 28 September 2018 by Webmaster

BBC World Music Day, Celebration of the European Day of Languages, MacMillan Afternoon Tea, Spalding Rugby Football Club's Tag Rugby Day..... How much more can you fit into one day!? 

   
 


School Achieves International Schools Award

Posted on Monday 10 September 2018 by Webmaster


We are extremely proud to announce that the school's work in celebrating difference and the different culture s within our school and within the wider world, have resulted in us achieving the International School's Award. 
It is thanks to the drive and passion of Mrs Moss and the team that we have delivered an exciting and innovative curriculum full of memorable learning opportunities that our children have benefitted greatly from. We have also helped our Collaborative Partnership schools in enhancing their provision too. 
Well done everyone! Something to be very proud of.


Holiday Club is a Real Hit with our Families

Posted on Monday 20 August 2018 by Webmaster

  
Mr Dowling, Miss Palmer, Miss Jeffries, Mrs Kenny & Mrs Narvila ran a very successful 8 day programme of activities and events over the first few weeks of the summer holiday! This was a targeted programme and both parents and children alike took part in a range of new activities such as Ultimate Frisbee and a Treasure Hunt around Spalding! 
They also took part in lots of healthy eating sessions and have worked very hard at developing the school's poly tunnel. So much so, that we are hoping that we will have an adult's gardening club starting in September!

A member of the Family Action/ the Deputy Service Manager from BOSS came to assess the sessions and reported that the delivery of the Families, Food and Fun at St Pauls was "a model worth sharing more widely and that the engagement  of children and families is very much in the spirit of the project"!  


Best Attendance Figures in Five Years

Posted on Friday 20 July 2018 by Webmaster

The school's final attendance for 2017-18 is a fabulous 96.17%!
Well done to the children who achieved 100% for the whole year and to Adam who won the 100% Attendance draw for the whole summer term! Great job everyone!
 


Education Awards Winners

Posted on Friday 6 July 2018 by Webmaster

   EXCITING NEWS TO CELEBRATE! 
Representatives from the school attended the Spalding Guardian and Lincs Free Press annual Education Awards last night. Our Nursery Team were finalists for the category of Pre-School Staff Award and Mr Dowling and Mrs Denman were finalists for the category of Primary Inspirational Teacher Award.
Our Nursery Team and Mr Dowling WON!
We are so proud of them and all that they have achieved this year for the school. We are bursting with pride and feel that they were very well-deserved. A huge congratulations to all of the finalists and the winners too during the evening from schools all over South Holland and The Deepings too!
 


Budding Mechanics In Nursery

Posted on Wednesday 4 July 2018 by Webmaster



Silver Bowmen Archery Day

Posted on Monday 25 June 2018 by Webmaster

      
Every pupil in KS2 got to experience archery sessions today, courtesy of the expertise and training/ teaching from the local club "The Silver Bowmen". 
They had a fabulous day and learnt so much- we have quite talented pupils with a sharp eye too! Mr Mooney also impressed Y3 by getting the perfect bullseye too!


Peer Teaching at its Best

Posted on Tuesday 1 May 2018 by Webmaster

      
Last Friday, pupils  in Key Stage 2 were treated to a brilliant RE lesson from a Muslim teacher - none other than Tahmina from Y5!
Children in Y3, Y4 and Y5 have been learning about the significance of prayer in major world faiths, and Tahmina offered to bring in some beautiful Islamic prayer mats to show in class.
What we weren’t expecting was for Tahmina to teach all three groups all about the rituals, meaning and importance of Muslim prayer - and to answer lots of our questions about her faith!
She told us about the five prayers Muslims say each day; their names, and the time they are recited; as well as the significance of the design of the mats themselves.  She demonstrated how Muslims prepare to pray - and even chose volunteers to have a go themselves!
A big thank you to Tahmina from all of us - for bringing the lesson to life, and for being such a great teacher!
 

Well Done Mrs Mason

Posted on Tuesday 24 April 2018 by Webmaster

A Huge Congratulations for an Amazing Achievement! 
  
Mrs Mason has run the London Marathon in memory of her son Kian and raised funds for her charity, Epilepsy Awareness. She did it is 5 hours and 22 minutes and has raised a staggering £3,500 to her charity. 
We are all so proud of you and it goes to show that if you put your mind to something, it can be achieved!
Well done!!


Sensational sign2sing at St Pauls

Posted on Thursday 8 February 2018 by Webmaster



   
Mrs Clarke did a fine job in preparing the staff and children for our "sign2sing" event this afternoon. As part of developing our children's awareness of those who are different than themselves, our pupils learnt to sing and sign to a song called "Friends Forever" , whilst raising important funds for the SignHealth charity for the Deaf. 
The children also decorated their hands to show just HOW important our hands can be when communicating with others. It looked and sounded amazing! 
Thank you to the school community for their support!
We will be sharing our videoed performance with Sutton St James Primary and Weston Hills Primary so they can learn the song and signing too! 


Tasty Roots to Food Day

Posted on Saturday 27 January 2018 by Webmaster


         
With our school's focus on healthy eating and good nutrition, we held our annual KS2 Food Technology day, with thanks to Darren Tinkler from Roots to Food.
The smells and tastes were simply amazing andmouth-watering! 
The children learnt so much about different food groups and cooked Rogan Josh with Sultana Rice, serving it all with Naan Bread fingers.
As you can see... every plate was empty by the end of each session and there has been an overwhelming number of children who want this adding to the school's lunchtime menu! Even those who were a bit dubious about trying something new thoroughly enjoyed each mouthful! Well done everyone and thank you Darren!
 

Golden Tickets Galore

Posted on Thursday 25 January 2018 by Webmaster

            

Years 3 & 4 are basing their work on the story of Willy Wonka's Chocolate Factory and have been putting in a mammoth effort into their work in order to become the proud owners of the limited editions of our Golden Tickets. These tickets are hidden inside the children's books when they have completed an outstanding piece of work. I have been very impressed by the high standard of work, the children's presentation and the pride the children are showing in what they are doing. They are working so hard and I am really looking forward to meeting the next lucky winners! 


Homework Jigsaw Delights

Posted on Monday 22 January 2018 by Webmaster

    
Pupils across the school have a half termly Homework Jigsaw to choose a range of home- learning opportunities from. These can include literacy and numeracy tasks, but also creative and expressive activities too, that use a range of skills.
Here are a couple of examples of the more creative work that Hayden and Everita have done recently- one building a Viking longship and the other building Willy Wonka's Chocolate factory with REAL chocolate! The children have taken great pride in their work and are able to give full explanations as to why they have used the different elements for their pieces and how their models work. I hope you will agree, they are very effective! 
Well done!


Let the Festivities Begin

Posted on Friday 1 December 2017 by Webmaster

The children stood in awe as their art and craft skills were on display when they entered school this morning! It's that magical moment when they know Christmas is just around the corner!     
     


Children In Need Magic

Posted on Sunday 19 November 2017 by Webmaster

Children in Need magic filled the school on Friday- thank you to everyone for their hard work in organising the day's events and for everyone in the school community for joining in with the fundraising! We raised an impressive £441.70! Well done everyone!
       


Outdoor Learning Comes to Life

Posted on Sunday 5 November 2017 by Webmaster

      
Mr Dowling has been busy with the children during Term 1- busy developing our outdoor learning space and using a range of outdoor skills such as den building, willow fencing and building a fire pit.
Classes regularly go outside to use this facility and we are soon to be welcoming other schools on site to use these great learning opportunities too!
Science, Geography, maths, literacy, art....... to name a few! Even our governors will be joining in this term too!


Fun Down at Moor Farm

Posted on Monday 16 October 2017 by Webmaster

      
Year 3 children, some parents and staff visited Moor Farm at Newborough, which is an arable and livestock farm. The farm and the farm shop are run by the Jacobs family- Judith Jacobs was the teacher for the day. 
The children learnt how the farm works, the challenges farms face and introduced them to various livestock.
The children visited the farm as part of the Food for Life programme and they met cattle, sheep, chickens and a very grumpy pig! They also learnt about crop growing, animal care and everyone enjoyed guessing the identity of a large round crop that looked like a parsnip..... a sugar beet!
They learned about food chains, how food ends up on our plates and how farms can help the environment.
The visit was made possible by a grant from the Edina Trust, which promotes science in schools.
   


Joe Wicks Fitness Week

Posted on Friday 8 September 2017 by Webmaster

Commit to get Fit!
   

St Pauls is kicking the new academic year off with Joe Wick's Fitness Week- September 11th to 15th and the children have already been practising their moves and the different exercises!
Burpees, mountain climbers, rope climb and running on the spot- fabulous HIIT training for all- staff too. 
30 minutes exercise broken up into 30 seconds of action and then 30 seconds rest. I wonder what a difference a week of doing this will make!? 


Y6 Are Having Fun at PGL

Posted on Thursday 15 June 2017 by Webmaster

       

The PGL trip is going very well so far and everyone has been challenging themselves and persevering at those activities that are more challenging. Quad-biking, Low ropes, high ropes, archery and aeroball so far!
Tomorrow they finally get to do raft building and I know how excited they are about that!
I know they have been having an amazing time and they will have plenty of stories to share when they return! 



Hakuna Matata

Posted on Friday 9 June 2017 by Webmaster

    
What an amazing trip we had to London this week to see the Lion King! KS2 pupils saw some of the sights of London on the journey to the theatre, but were so excited once inside. Their mouths and eyes were wide open as the production started and they were spellbound throughout. Such an amazing experience! 

I was also very proud to receive comments from members of the public about how well behaved our pupils were- "the school should be commended for your children's excellent behaviour", "such excellent manners" and they even addressed the children themselves as they walked past the group. The children were amazing and all of the helpers on the day agreed so too. 
A huge thank you to all of the adults who made this trip possible and for the meticulous planning that had gone into it for the months leading up to it. 
  


Smile With Pride

Posted on Thursday 11 May 2017 by Webmaster

National Smile Month kicks off in style...
   
Thanks to the support from the NHS Community Dental Services, every child learned valuable lessons in dental hygiene which will ensure that they can smile in confidence for many years to come!
Using disclosure tablets certainly opened a few eyes as to the routines we need to use to brush our teeth carefully and for a good length of time twice a day.
Sugar was also a hot topic, its effects on our teeth's enamel and their overall strength.


Ofsted Recognise Our Progress

Posted on Monday 17 April 2017 by Webmaster

Congratulations to all at Spalding St Paul’s for achieving "Good" for Leadership & Management, Behaviour, Safety & Wellbeing AND EYFS in the latest Ofsted inspection (March 2017)!

 This is an incredible achievement for all the staff and pupils, recognizing the progress we have made since our previous inspection in 2015. 
The inspectors particularly commented on…

  • The strength of school leadership in knowing how well the school is doing and what needs to be done to move it forward. The school is improving rapidly.
  • Additional funding is used effectively to support and improve progress for disadvantaged pupils and those with SEND and has ensured that pupils receive good quality physical education lessons are more physically active.
  • There is a broad and balanced curriculum, which is also supplemented by clubs, trips, creative activities within the Arts and opportunities provided reflects the school's motto to "realise aspirations".
  • The rising standards in phonics through a systematic approach, the teaching of reading is improving strongly and pupils now make better progress.
  • Pupils feel safe, behave well, get on well together and have positive attitudes to learning and there is strong pastoral care, which promotes pupil’s welfare effectively. 
  • Interesting links are made between subjects to help pupils to make sense of their learning.
  • Those pupils who are new to the school, especially those who join mid-year with little or no English, are made to feel welcome and are helped to settle quickly.
  • Children get off to a good start in the early years, staff maintain good daily links with parents, teaching is good and activities in the outdoor areas extend children’s learning well and the provision for two-year olds is effective. The percentage of children who reach an overall good level of development is increasing year on year and is now close to national figures.

Inspectors left confident that the school knew how to improve further and were already acting on these areas
The school is very confident in it’s future!



Learning About Sound with Soundlincs

Posted on Saturday 8 April 2017 by Webmaster

Our Nursery Making Musical Memories

  
  The air was filled with musical notes and rhythms when Soundlincs came to visit our Nursery class. The children were able to explore a wide range of instruments and investigate how the sounds are produced. They had great fun, developed greater confidence in performing as well as following a beat and being able to identify a range of sounds. Thank you Soundlincs! 
     
    


Maybe the Masterchefs of the Future

Posted on Saturday 21 January 2017 by Webmaster

     
Darren Tinkler from Roots to Food spent the day with our KS2 pupils teaching them about food nutrition, as well as giving them an opportunity to prepare a range of ingredients and then cook a balanced and healthy meal they would be able to replicate at home- Oriental Honey and Orange Meatballs with Vegetable Chow Mein and a sweet and sour sauce. 
They worked in teams and shared all aspects of the preparing, as well as the eating! Some pupils were quick to say they wouldn't like the meal, but with encouragement they tried it and there certainly wasn't any food left over at the end!
Thank you to Mrs Sharp and Sharon for their time and efforts in organising and helping to ensure the day ran smoothly. Everyone enjoyed the day and we are very much looking forward to the Gala Dinner the children will be preparing later in the year.
(Please see the News section on the website for the recipe so you can make it at home too!)


Voices Ring Out at the O2

Posted on Wednesday 18 January 2017 by Webmaster



BBC Young Voices 2017

This year's event was, once again, a real success! A thirty strong choir from St Paul's projected their stunning singing voices, alongside numerous other schools from around the country, to entertain their family and friends. 

The children were thrilled to be part of such a popular event and behaved immaculately. They sung their hearts out and enjoyed watching the additional acts that joined the event. We've had such good feedback from friends and family who went along to watch and I am sure that the magical feeling of last night will never leave them!

Thank you to Mrs Clarke, Mrs Clark and Miss Budworth for making the trip happen and for their hard work in the preparation for the day.


A Lesson In Polish Culture

Posted on Thursday 8 December 2016 by Webmaster

by Bartosz and Filip
" Have you ever wondered how it feels having two Christmas's? Polish people actually DO have two!
We still get presents for the Christmas Day but we also get presents on the 6th December too. You should be thinking 'Why is this celebrated?'. It is celebrated because of Santa's name day. 
Did you know that we get big presents on Christmas Day but on the 6th December we get small Polish presents. We call this day 'Mikotayki' It is quite a difficult word to say but maybe try and say it? 
 


Keep An Eye Out For Rudolph

Posted on Wednesday 7 December 2016 by Webmaster


Our Nursery, Reception and Year 1 classes literally put their hands together to decorate Rudolph for Spalding Fire and Rescue's Christmas Fundraising sleigh. 
Keep your eyes open for the sleigh, which will be visiting our community on 21st December! Maybe even spare a little change for the Firefighter's Charity too! 


Bronze Food For Life Award Achieved

Posted on Wednesday 23 November 2016 by Webmaster

We are proud to announce that St Paul's has just been notified of our
Food for Life Bronze Award!

This demonstrates the school's commitment to Food Quality, Food Leadership and Food Culture, Food Education, Community and Partnerships.
The criteria will be on display in our main reception area.
A big thank you to Sharon Kenny, Karen Martindale and Mrs Sharpe for their drive and commitment to demonstrate the school's work and for going above and beyond for our pupils and our school.
 


Children In Need Teamwork

Posted on Tuesday 22 November 2016 by Webmaster

£321.95 Raised for Children In Need!
Well done Everyone!
Huge thanks to all the staff, parents and pupils of the school for their fundraising efforts  for the annual Children in Need fundraising event. 
We had a wonderfully "spotty" day with lots of fun and games along the way. We even had the pleasure of a special visit from Kim Tomkins, from Mana Education , who joined in the face painting fun and ran the "Guess the number of sweets in the jar". It was great to have you in school! The "Name the Bear" competition winners will be announced this week. 
Thank you to Mrs Norman for organising the day and making sure that things ran smoothly. 
Amazing job everyone!




Sounds of the Caribbean

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2016 by Webmaster

   
The sounds of the Caribbean filled the air around school this week, bringing a smile to everyone's faces!

The Irie Steel Pan Company, a talented husband and wife team from London, shared their musical talents with the whole school, playing a whole range of songs- pop as well as from films and musicals. The staff and pupils rose to their feet to dance and sing along- even doing the Conga at one point! 
Pupils were then able to experience the pans first hand, playing simple tunes and trying out the different notes. 

The children and staff thoroughly enjoyed the day and the melodies are still in our ears and the rhythm still in our toes! 



Sounds of the Caribbean

Posted on Thursday 29 September 2016 by Webmaster

   



A New School Year Starts

Posted on Friday 9 September 2016 by Webmaster

Welcome back to school everyone!
The new school year has started off very well indeed, with everyone settling into their new classes and  getting to know their new teachers. The children look extremely smart and have been eager to start their new topics! It is wonderful to see everyone again after the long break. 

Today we welcomed Gedling Sports Partnership to our teaching team. They will be supporting the teaching and learning of PE and Sport across the school throughout the year and will also be offering plenty of activities for the children to join in with. They were even outside playing basketball at lunchtime today! 
We also welcome two new full time teachers to St Paul's- Mrs Moss now teaching in Y4 and Mrs Clarke in Y2. Both have, very quickly, settled into the school and have many skills and interests they are keen to share. We have also welcomed back Miss Favell- all fit and well! 
We are all really looking forward to Roahl Dahl Day next week as well as electricity workshops for Years 3 and 4.


Roots to Food Day

Posted on Friday 1 July 2016 by Webmaster

Tasty Treats to Tickle your Tastebuds! 
We were very excited to welcome Darren from Roots to Food into school, to deliver workshops for both KS1 and KS2 and even after school for a group of our parents!
   
KS2 were challenged to collaborate in two groups to make a healthy meals from recipes. Mr Dickinson headed up the Orange Team and Mrs Sharp headed the Green Team. They were very competitive as you can imagine! 
    
The children learnt about the different food groups and the portion sizes of these that should be on their plates for a meal. The children taste-tested the final dishes to agree the final winner! Well done to the Orange Team for their delicious Pan Fried Chicken in a tomato pesto sauce with steamed pasta and wilted greens! 
KS1 took part in a Fitness and Food Workshop too and focused on a range of fruits and how to ensure diets are balanced. 
Parents joined in the fun after school and the smell of the Cajun Meatballs they watched being prepared was out of this world! The school was filled with an amazing aroma and made everyone hungry. Parents were very keen to have the recipe to try at home too. What a wonderful day! Thank you, Darren. 




Bowltastic

Posted on Tuesday 28 June 2016 by Webmaster

A huge thank you to Colin Wilson of New Age Bowls for teaching this sport to our Year 4 pupils. 
As you can see, they thoroughly enjoyed their afternoon and learnt a lot of new skills, as well as refining skills too- noticing, managing distractions, perseverance, collaboration........
Thank you to Mrs Lyon for helping to run this event for them! 



Y4 and Y5 Visit to Spalding Grammar and High Schools

Posted on Friday 17 June 2016 by Webmaster

What have Y4 and Y5 been up to?


Have a look at the board outside the hall to find out...


Our Race for Life

Posted on Monday 30 May 2016 by Webmaster

   
Running, Walking, Supporting- St Paul's does Race for Life! 
The sun came out to ensure our Race for Life was a complete success! 
The whole school started off in stages and walked/ ran a range of distances, throughout the afternoon. 
Governors and parents of the school also joined in, as well as some pre-school children too. 

Dressed in pink or blue, with warrior paint, everyone did their bit to raise money towards the fight against cancer. Cancer touches all of our lives and it is a charity close to the school's heart. 
Children were thanked for their efforts with a special medal from cancer Research - the total amount raised is yet to be counted. Watch this space! 
Thank you to everyone for making the event such a success and such a memorable afternoon. 


E Safety Day for All

Posted on Tuesday 3 May 2016 by Webmaster

E-Safety always has a big profile in school- keeping our pupils safe is our priority!

Dan Holbrook, from Lincolnshire Safeguarding Team, spent the day with pupils, staff and parents to share key messages about keeping ourselves self on the internet. 
The main messages are.....
Don't be afraid of it!
Embrace it!
Keep yourself safe!


Pupils in Reception were taught about keeping safe when playing online games and to think and tell an adult if there is a problem. This was through a story and a song that is very catchy! 
KS1 pupils were taught not to trust who people say they are online, as they can sometimes hide behind masks. They were taught how to answer questions they might be asked online and to always keep their personal information a secret. 
KS2 pupils watched the CEOP video about how easy it is to invite others into our personal world through social media and pupils had the opportunity to ask some very poignant questions.
Thank you to those parents who came along to the question and answer session after school too- I know dan did his very best to reassure you as well as update you to the ever changing on-line world. 



A Deeply Sad Time

Posted on Tuesday 19 April 2016 by Webmaster

Dear Parents and Carers of St Paul’s CP School & Nursery

 A very well-respected member of our staff, Liz Edwards, and her daughter Katie, tragically died last week and Lincolnshire Police are investigating the circumstances of this. The school recognise that for our pupils and staff, this will be a very difficult time and we have, and will continue to provide, appropriate support at school for them.

 It is important that you, as parents, manage this at home too, ensuring that they are protected from discussions and any sensationalist media coverage unless conversations are directly aimed at your child/ children. I'm sure you know this anyway, but they will need your comfort and to know that you are there to ease their worries and fears.

 Lincolnshire Police will provide public updates on the investigation and we would ask that if you have any concerns or issues surrounding this investigation that you contact Lincolnshire Police on 101. Our school office and the waiting area is not an appropriate place for your questions or discussions.

 In the meantime we would appreciate your help and support with the school trying to come to terms with this tragedy. 

Miss Nicholls



Our Caring Community Comes Together

Posted on Thursday 7 April 2016 by Webmaster

An Impressive £871.67 Raised!!

Thank you to the whole school community for pulling together for the NSPCC. I am so proud of the efforts that went into not just running the event but to also collecting such an impressive amount in sponsorship. Some of our pupils and their families across the school really went above and beyond  and brought a tear to my eye when the total was confirmed. This money will go to making a real difference to children's lives! 


NSPCC Sponsored Workout

Posted on Thursday 17 March 2016 by Webmaster

NSPCC Sponsored Workout!
Over the last week, the children from Rec to Y6 have been trying to raise sponsors in order to raise money to support the work of the NSPCC. 
On Friday 18th March, w
e are providing as many choices of ‘workout’ as possible, so that all pupils have a chance to achieve ‘100 points’ to take back to their sponsors. Activities include:-

Space-Hopper Racing, Mini team games, Penalty Shoot-out, Mini-Marathon, Tip-tap Tennis, Skipping School, Let’s Dance, Pedal-power, Ball games, Hurdles, Beanbag games and Speed-stackers.

The children are really excited about the event and we know they are going to enjoy themselves while doing something for the welfare of others. I am so proud of them!






Congratulations Emma

Posted on Wednesday 17 February 2016 by Webmaster

What an Achievement! 

Congratulations to Emma Croker (Year 6), who has shown what dedication, effort and perseverance can do when aiming high for your goals.
Emma recently entered into a competition within the Lincolnshire County Swimming Association and came fourth overall! Not only that, she achieved her best time ever for the 100m Backstroke, in an impressive 1 minute and 24 seconds. The fastest person overall was only three seconds faster. 
we are so proud of you and all you have achieved so far! 




BBC Young Voices Was As Magical As Ever

Posted on Sunday 7 February 2016 by Webmaster

Mr Dickinson, Mrs Franks, Ms Paige and our Chair of Governors, Mrs Croker spent a long but magical day with our School Choir at the O2 BBC Young Voices. 
The coach, packed with our pupils, staff and parents, left at the start of the school day full of excitement for the day ahead. they sang on the coach, throughout rehearsals and during the concert and still had energy to chat all the way home! 
          
Mr Dickinson said that the whole atmosphere in the O2 was of excitement, awe and energy and EVERYONE enjoyed the experience! I think Mr Dickinson was sad he wasn't chosen for the Teacher's Choir though! 
The children behaved and sang so well- I am very proud of each and every one of you and am so glad you all enjoyed it. I know many of you were excited to see Andy from Urban Strides again! 


Angel Express Arrived

Posted on Tuesday 8 December 2015 by Webmaster

A chorus of Angels filled the air to bring the Christmas Story to St Paul's!

Pupils in our KS1 classes, as well as our Nursery, gathered together to tell the story of the nativity. Parents were enchanted by Nursery's sparkly star dancers, Reception's funky angels and Year 1's groovy shepherds, as well as the Year 2's nativity tableau.
I was so proud of each and every pupil and all of the hard work they put into the rehearsals and final production. I also want to thank all of the staff who worked so hard to organise the performances- you did an amazing job. 
It is sometimes hard to remember the true meaning behind Christmas, especially with all the presents, food and festivities, but the children reminded every one of us what it is all about! 

On behalf of all the staff and pupils of St Paul's, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas!




A Proud Moment of Remembrance

Posted on Thursday 12 November 2015 by


A Very Moving and Poignant Service

Pupils from our Year  5 and 6 classes prepared and delivered a very special Remembrance assembly to mark Armistice Day. 
The school entered the hall to "The Last Post" and were instantly aware of the significance and spiritual nature of the gathering. Our eldest pupils then shared their thoughts about the significance about the poppies we wear and about the conflicts, where so many lives have been lost. They also showed clips of life in the trenches in WW1 and interviews with veterans of that time. We also heard from some of our soldiers from more recent conflicts around the world. 
The children then observed the two minutes silence at 11am, started by the cannon from Ascoughfee Hall and also by a very thoughtful speech from Grace Carr. 
I stood with pride as our pupils demonstrated such sensitivity and respect during the whole event.
Thank you to the pupils and staff in Year 5 and 6 for making this assembly so memorable. 




Painting Pictures of Homework in a New Style

Posted on Monday 12 October 2015 by Webmaster


         
The Painting Palette style of homework is proving to be a real hit with  our pupils and parents alike. I have been amazed by the range of homework that I have seen coming into school every morning- I even saw Iron Man as well as Shrek and Fiona walking down the path this morning!
Our pupils are set a range of challenges to choose from to complete throughout a half term, related to their topic for that half term. Some of these involves writing, maths and research as well as being creative, using art and design skills, geography and history skills. 
I am so very proud of the effort EVERY child goes to in order to achieve at least three of the challenges. 
Here are just a few examples! 





Seizing the Moment and the Image

Posted on Sunday 20 September 2015 by Webmaster

 
Well done Tammy Franks- First Prize!

Tammy, in Year 6, captured this stunning image while she was out and about in our local area- by a duck pond at Ayscoughfee Hall. She then entered her photo into South Holland's "Shout and About" competition and won!
The photo's composition and range of colours makes a truly eye-catching image.
Tammy has been a keen member of our photography club, run by Mr Dickinson, and we are so proud of her achievement. We know that she will make good use of her great prizes- a portable photo studio and photography book. We are looking forward to seeing may more photos to come from this talented young lady!




Our New Kitchen Arrived

Posted on Sunday 6 September 2015 by Webmaster


The new extension to our school arrived in the school's summer holiday ! Some of the staff came in to watch the unit arrive from Wales and be craned into place. It came in two sections and the workmen skilfully dropped them into place. 
Our kitchen now only needs the power connecting and commissioning and then we can finally produce our own freshly cooked dinners for our pupils! 
We are hoping to provide some taster sessions for our parents prior to the official opening of the kitchen. 
We also want to welcome our new Catering Supervisor, Sharon Kenny, and our Catering Assistant, Karen Martindale to the team.
Here are some more photos.......

    













JPCSOs Work Recognised

Posted on Wednesday 5 August 2015 by Webmaster

       
Our JPCSOs were surprised during our end of term assembly when Dan from Channel 5's Police Interceptors, accompanied by our very own local PCSO, visited the school to present them with medals and certificates for their hard work. 
Maria-Sofia, Poppy, Bruno and Olivia have worked so hard in their roles, providing presentations about keeping safe and supporting our local community, making the right choices, looking after their peers in the playground and even presenting sessions for the school's staff. They have taken great pride in their voluntary work and are well respected for it within the whole school community. We are all very proud of them! 


A new lease of life for our piano

Posted on Monday 20 July 2015 by


Some of the children in our self-esteem groups have got together with the very talented Mrs Lyon to create a new back cover for our piano. They have been meeting regularly and have persevered with this rather large project. Every child did their bit and what a difference it has made! I hope you agree, it looks lovely and encompasses a lot of St Paul's.
Thank you to you all and to Mrs Lyon for your time and dedication to this project! A job very well done!


St Pauls Celebrates 60 years with a Step Back in Time

Posted on Monday 13 July 2015 by Webmaster



The theme for the day was "Though the Ages" and all the staff and pupils dressed up in a wide variety of outfits from the 50's to the present day.
The school hall was decorated with hundreds of photographs from the school's archives, as well as from past pupils and teachers. Some of our parents certainly went down memory lane!

Many of our school's families joined us for a celebration picnic, as well as some very special guests. We welcomed Mrs Beeken back to school, as well as present and past Governors and teachers. The school was lucky to have two cakes made for the event made by two of our parents- mums of Jess Issit and Ellen Wood- they were delicious. 
The school was then awash with talent in our Talent Show. We were amazed by acts, from individual dance pieces to football skills, magicians and singing duos. The winners were Emily Brown and Ellie Mai Crouch, with their rendition of "I have a Dream". Harvey Cherry came a very close second with his impression of Elvis.
 
I also shared some memories of Josie Bray, a former teacher of the school, who also attended the whole event. It was very interesting to hear what the school and teaching was like in the 60's. Thank you, Josie!
The afternoon ended with a diamond balloon race release- a perfect end to a perfect day. I wonder whose balloon will travel the furthest?!
Thank you to all of the staff and Friends of St Paul's for the organisation and running of the day, not at least for their effort with dressing up too. It was a day to remember! 

Here are the words from one of our guests who came to celebrate with us......
Dear Miss Nicholls,

     Many thanks for your invitation to the 60th Anniversary celebration which I thoroughly enjoyed. I taught at St. Paul's for 24 years after 7 years at The Gleed Boy's School. I introduced "Special Education" which in those days was in its infancy. I still live in the area and meet some ex pupils regularly but it was a great pleasure to meet some who I had not seen for years including your secretary Sally. We shared many memories.
     Although there were times teaching at St.Paul's was not  always easy, the school was part of the community and there was always a certain warmth and generosity and for some of us it was a great place to be. It all seems a very long time ago, The demands of society seem to be putting more pressure on children and teachers and sometimes you must wonder where it will end.

         Many thanks and with all my best wishes,

         John Portas


 








On The Move

Posted on Wednesday 17 June 2015 by Webmaster

  
Next week we will be getting really active with our annual Sports Week, including our Sports Day.
This week we have already been very active, helped along by Team Rubicon. Most of the children in school have had the opportunity today to try skateboarding and learn a lot of the skills associated with this active pastime. They also had an opportunity to learn a lot of tricks and flicks! 

The sessions were thoroughly enjoyed by EVERYONE, including the staff. I was witness to Mr Davis getting prepared in his safety gear and trying out a few moves!



Our Year 6 pupils have also been doing Bikeability this week and I was really impressed today by the amount they have already learnt. I am hoping that we will have plenty of pupils signing up for Bikeability next year- very important skills to ensure they stay safe on the roads.


Nursery Does The Big Toddle

Posted on Sunday 14 June 2015 by Webmaster



As you can see Nursery enjoyed their day taking part in the Big Toddle.

They wore their pirate hats, to join in with this years theme.

The Big Toddle was a national event for under fives, raising money for Barnardo's.
They walked round the field four times, exploring, singing, skipping, marching as they went along.
Finally they enjoyed a "Pirate Picnic" and sang their pirate song.
A big thank you to our parents for showing their support and sending donations, as well as the Nursery staff for organising the event.  You managed to raise an amazing and very impressive £238.80!

      







Fun With Maths

Posted on Saturday 30 May 2015 by Webmaster

Who thought that daily maths challenges could be such fun!?
Our focus has been on allowing children opportunities to present their maths calculations in a variety of different ways.
As you can see, this is supporting children's independent thinking and enjoyment in their successes. These photos came to me on the last day of last term and I was able to share them with the children, who talked enthusiastically about their learning.
                 

Well done to you both!



Meeting the Challenge

Posted on Sunday 17 May 2015 by Webmaster

Year 6 pupils should be very proud of themselves for the effort and sheer determination shown throughout last week, whilst taking their SATs tests. We were pleased to see the children pulling together everything they had learnt and being able to demonstrate their current skills, knowledge and understanding.
We are also very aware that these tests do not measure everything that our pupils can do or are skilled at. They do not take into account their personalities, some of the challenges they overcome on a daily basis, that they are a good friend to others or have skills and talents that cannot be measured in tests. They are all able to shine in so many different ways and we are proud of all that they have achieved. 





Busy Times

Posted on Friday 8 May 2015 by Webmaster


We are already over half way through Term 5 and so much has happened! Y6 have been to the "Sparks" Festival in Lincoln, we have had a visit from the Dog's Trust, we have had our class photos taken, Nursery and Reception have had a visit to Springfields, Y1 have been to the Sealife Centre in Hunstanton and, only today, Andy from Urban Strides made the school burst into life with his street dance workshops.

We saw Andy at BBC Young Voices at the O2 and decided that organising a day to learn his moves and dance style was an opportunity we couldn't miss. Not only did we learn about a range of moves and about hearing the beat and rhythm of a piece of music, we learnt about how to "feel the music" and release your energy with it. We also learnt about the need to practice and have self-belief.
Thank you Andy for an amazing day, for your energy, the learning and for the laughter and smiles too!










Happy Easter to You All

Posted on Thursday 26 March 2015 by Webmaster



The school has been awash with eggs, bunnies and bonnets this week! This card was delivered to me from our Reception Class today, along with a lovely chocolate treat- I felt very special.

Thank you to all of the parents who came to our Easter Crafts afternoon and demonstrated their creative talents. It was lovely to see the Hall so full. We had some lucky raffle inners as well- Well done Lilli-Beth, Vesta, James and the Crouch family.

I also wish to thank Mrs Lyon for her hard work in organising and running the session- you are such a creative talent in school!



We Love Our Mothers and Carers

Posted on Monday 16 March 2015 by Webmaster

A Special Mother's Day Assembly
                        

Pupils from our Reception Class up to Year 6 welcomed their mums and female carers into school this afternoon. It was an opportunity for the children to share their thoughts about these special people in their lives and to give thanks for all the care, love and guidance they receive from them.
Assembly was filled with poems, letters, descriptive writing and songs - some of which raised a few laughs from the audience! I certainly know whose baking and cooking to avoid or not!

Thank you to the parents and families who attended the assembly, it was lovely to see you all in school.
We hope you liked your individual daffodil and that you have some lovely memories too!



Wonderful World Book Day

Posted on Wednesday 11 March 2015 by Webmaster

Although I wasn't in school for World Book Day last week, I was still able to see how wonderful all of the children looked dressed up as their favourite book characters. They ranged from The Cat in the Hat to characters from fairy stories. Just look at some of the photos!
     

    
Thank you to everyone who made the effort to dress up! Please don't forget to come along to the Book Fair which is running from Wednesday 11th March to 17th March! Lots of lovely books to choose from!


Ofsted Summary

Posted on Tuesday 3 March 2015 by

We had our inspection on the 4th and 5th February. The inspectors agreed with my judgement that St Paul’s still requires improvement in order to become a good school.  Although the report recognises many of the positive changes we have made over the last eighteen months, it also highlights the areas in which we must do better. The inspectors were very positive for the school’s future progress and were confident that the school is moving forward.

Inspections are an important part of the process of school improvement, and I have already begun to work with governors and the local authority to draw up a plan to address all of the key areas from the report.

However, the inspection also provides a unique insight into the way our school is working for your children now.  They were pleased to see that where teaching is good, so too are learning behaviours- highlighting Year 6 as a good example of this- which then supports really secure progress. They saw lots of different kinds of learning and found reading, language development, phonics and our coordinated approach of support for our pupils as strengths of the school. They saw that attendance has improved and, although some parents raised bullying as an issue, the children said that it seldom happens and they trust staff to quickly deal with any issues they may have. Safety was also graded firmly as “Good” and they complimented us on our harmonious school community.

 I am immensely proud of the teachers and support staff; parents and governors who came together as a team, and continue to strive for best outcomes for our pupils. 

I remain determined to improve the quality of teaching and learning throughout the school in order to raise standards, and will be publishing an action plan on the school’s website in due course.

I am looking forward to the next phase of our school’s journey to “Good”.



OFSTED

Posted on Tuesday 3 February 2015 by Webmaster

We have our OFSTED Inspection on 4th and 5th February 2015. Please access our ParentView on the link below; OFSTED ParentView

Listen to Young Voices Again

Posted on Saturday 31 January 2015 by Webmaster

Fun Kids Digital Radio and Online!

Go to funkids.com/youngvoices
OR
find on the Radioplayer app in Google Play and iTunes App Store

Sunday 1st February 2015



The Time Has Come

Posted on Sunday 25 January 2015 by Webmaster

Following months of rehearsals and many notes sung, the time has come for our school choir to play their part at the O2 in London tomorrow, Monday 26th January, in the BBC's Young Voices concert.
I am going to be so very proud to be stood alongside our thirty-two strong choir and to feel the energy that this event creates. I know their parents and carers in the crowd will feel the same too and that the memories will last forever.
It is going to be a very long day but I will share our adventure, as soon as possible, on our return!


Eruptions and Exclamations!

Posted on Thursday 15 January 2015 by Webmaster

We have only been back in school for less than two weeks and there has already been so much going on!
Key Stage 2 had an earth-shaking experience when the Science Dome came into the school hall. Experiencing erupting volcanoes and ground shaking earthquakes really started their topic off with a bang!


I have also heard lot of exclamations about how good the school choir are sounding during their rehearsals for their BBC Young Voices event at the O2, on January 26th. They are also busy learning their dances and actions to the different songs they will be performing. I am really looking forward to experiencing this event with the children! Mrs Robinson and Mrs Winfield have worked so hard to ensure that this will be an event for the children to remember for a long time to come!




Christmas All Around Us

Posted on Wednesday 17 December 2014 by Webmaster

The joys of Christmas have been running through St Paul's recently within a range of events at the school.
KS1 kick-started us off with their nativity "Gabriel's Big Break", where they told the story of the angel Gabriel's important role on that special night. The children were so confident in their acting roles, even Nursery, and the room was filled with beautiful singing. There were plenty of catchy tunes to sing along to.
 

The School Choir then took centre stage at Springfields Shopping Centre in Spalding where they brought warm smiles to some very cold Christmas shoppers. Again, our parents and grandparents came along to show their support and watch the children sing a range of traditional carols and some more modern songs. A stream of ducks even decided to join in and tried to quack along!



This week we have seen the Drama Clubs production of Christmas Crackers- which was full of Reverend Mike's jokes- that raised a smile or two!
The children have also been having their Christmas parties and I have been astonished with the amount of food there has been.
On the flip side to all of this celebrating, we are also thinking about those who are less fortunate than ourselves and are fundraising for the Children's Society through our Christingle Service. Our children have a very good understanding about how they can help those less fortunate than themselves and they are keen to do their bit to help towards putting a smile on another persons face.
Please come along and share in our heart warming and magical Christingle Service at St Paul's Church on Thursday 18th December at 2pm- we look forward to seeing you!

Merry Christmas Everyone!



What An Achievement

Posted on Friday 28 November 2014 by Webmaster

We came first!!!
We received a phone call this morning confirming that we came first in Lincolnshire's Switch Off Challenge, beating all other schools in Lincolnshire.
We achieved a massive 85% reduction in the amount of energy we use !
Thank you for everyone's efforts and from the support of our staff and parents- just look what we can achieve when we work together.




Lincolnshire Schools have a SWITCH OFF Day

Posted on Thursday 27 November 2014 by Webmaster

How much energy can a school save in one day?
St Paul's took part in the county wide initiative in having a SWITCH OFF day. The idea was to see how much energy the school could save in a day, at the same time reducing their carbon footprint.  We all worked together to keep warm, find alternative sources of light and also have a lot of fun too!

The whole school came out throughout the morning to toast marshmallows-  Miss Taylor and Miss Harrison played their guitars while we all sang along too.


We had den-making, sewing by candle light, sleeping lions in sleeping bags and many more fun learning activities.
The school recorded a usage of 19kwH of energy used during Switch Off Day, compared to our normal 128kwH usage. That is a huge saving of 109kwH saved!
We also calculated that if all schools in Lincolnshire saved the same amount of energy as St Pauls then the county would have saved over £4000! That is only on one day!
Thank you to everyone for organising the day and to the children for making it such fun.


Christmas has started early at St Paul's

Posted on Thursday 13 November 2014 by Webmaster

St Paul's had a real treat- a visit from Cinderella and her prince, as well as those awful Ugly Sisters of hers!
M&M Productions brought their story to life for the whole school this week , capturing the children's imaginations and inspiring their art work and writing.
  
Thank you to M&M Productions - you have started the run up to Christmas in style!


A Right Roman Invasion!

Posted on Friday 31 October 2014 by Webmaster

Thank you Year 4 for inviting me to your Roman Exhibition.


In order to celebrate Year 4's learning about all things Roman, they held an exhibition afternoon and invited their parents to come in for a very Roman experience. They displayed their written work, maths, language and artwork, but also provided a number of games they had made to teach their visitors a thing or two! I had my very own tour guide and I had every part explained to me fully- I certainly won't forget what the soldiers did with their gambling dice!
I also enjoyed their tasting plate of Roman food- especially the stuffed dates and apple cake.

I was very impressed with the quality of work produced and the amount of learning that had taken part throughout the term. I know that every child was absorbed in the whole topic and celebrating it in this way.
Thank you, too, to the parents who supported their children - I know you enjoyed it as much as I did!







Autumn has arrived!

Posted on Tuesday 7 October 2014 by Webmaster

Autumn Has Finally Started!

The weather has certainly taken a turn this week and the nights are drawing in. With Autumn comes very unpredictable weather, so please make sure that your children are prepared and come to school with suitable clothing- jumpers, coats, gloves and even wellies on very wet days!
Also, take time to watch the changes that the season brings- the beautiful colours of the leaves, the spider webs dancing with dew and the ripples in the puddles.



100% Attendance Recognised!

Posted on Friday 3 October 2014 by Webmaster

Fun at the Fun Farm!
Great fun was had by all, including me,at the Fun Farm for those KS1 pupils who achieved 100% attendance throughout the whole school year 2013-2014. Their dedication to school was celebrated with two play sessions and a special lunch. They certainly worked up an appetite and a thirst!
Thank you to our parents for making sure their children are in school on time and are ready to learn- this gives them every chance to excel.
    


It's a Dog's Life

Posted on Friday 26 September 2014 by Webmaster


 

This week St Paul’s welcomed Andy Cope, author of the Spy Dog, Spy Pups and Spy Pets series, and a character from the books, his pet dog Star.

Andy shared the journey of how he became an author and his philosophy in life. I wonder how many pupils will now only watch three TV programmes a week now after hearing him speak?

The children were set writing challenges for the afternoon and those who had made a huge effort with their writing were asked to share them in an assembly at the end of the day. The pupils showed that they had a great imagination!

Andy left us with three Top Tips for a great life….

  1. READ

  2. READ

  3. READ

Great advice I think!



What a wonderful start!

Posted on Tuesday 9 September 2014 by

Term 1 has begun extremely well and already promises to be a fun-packed and busy term.
Already we have had a visit from Samuel Pepys to begin "The Great Cheese Mystery" and a visit from Spalding Fire Station's Blue Watch for a safety talk and the lighting and extinguishing of a fire.
Nursery have settled in extremely well and our Reception staff have been out and about completing their home visits and getting to know their new class.
 All of the other classes have been very quick to settle into their new classes and routines and have produced some excellent work already.
I wish to thank all of our parents for the very smart start the children have made in their new uniform. They look wonderful and are incredibly proud of their new shirts. I have been very impressed and visitors to the school have also commented on how well-presented they look! This would not have been possible without your efforts and continued support.
Keep your eyes open for the photographs to follow.
 


A New Term is here

Posted on Tuesday 3 June 2014 by Webmaster

A warm welcome back to everyone for Term 6!

I hope that you like our new website and find the information within it useful.

We had a very busy term in Term 5 and Term 6 promises to be another one packed full of fun learning opportunities and events. We have the Y4 Residential trip to look forward to, along with art workshops, the building of our Community Garden, cooking courses, an Archery Day, Sport's Day, Secondary School Induction Days and Move Up Morning, the Summer Fair and the Leaver's Disco to name a few.
We will also be holding meetings for our new Reception parents and Nursery parents this term and I want to welcome you all to St Paul's in advance. I am looking forward to meeting you and getting to know you and  your child.


"Learning for Life"

Posted on Thursday 15 May 2014 by Webmaster

St Paul’s is a small, caring and friendly primary school on the east side of Spalding, Lincolnshire. We cater for children aged 3yrs to 11yrs.

The school prides itself on creating an engaging and challenging curriculum and the staff are dedicated to helping each and every child to develop themselves as an individual as well as their academic potential. Every child is encouraged to set high standards for themselves and dare to dream of possibilities.

They are taught to be resilient, resourceful,  reflective and to understand how to learn with and from others- skills for life-long learning.

We are keen to support and work closely with parents, extended families and the wider community to help make their school journey fulfilling and as enjoyable as possible.

Kira Nicholls
Headteacher